Quote for Spurgeon

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  1. Jacob

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    Here's a notable quote from Charles Spurgeon (via the book Finding Peace in Life's Storms):

    "It is my habit, in my ministry, to avoid extremes as much as possible and keep to the narrow path of truth. I believe in both the doctrine of predestination and the doctrine of free will, and I follow the narrow path between those mountains."

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  2. Frogman

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    That is a Spurgeon quote all right. It sounds funny coming from a man [Spurgeon] who refused anyone applying to his pastor's college who hadn't formed any personal doctrinal belief. I mean, IMHO, these two seem so contradictory as if someone is riding a fence instead of walking the straight and narrow.

    Just MO I guess.
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    Most people do the same thing Spurgeon did; They reduce what they cannot explain as "mystery."
     
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    1 Cor. 13:12, "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known."
     
  5. Frogman

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    Spurgeon also said that just because we did not understand something did not give us warrent to leave off with it in our teaching. ;)

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    Augustine and J. Edwards also used the term "free will." The thing you need to consider is, what is the definition of that term?
     
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    Spurgeon has a sermon online, I think he posted it last year ;) called Bondage of the Will. Perhaps it will show what he believed?

    He did believe this, but I think Spurgeon was an humble man---not reflecting this on anyone here, just stating what I think of Spurgeon based on the things I have read of his writings.

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